Cameron Park, Texas

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Cameron Park is a census-designated place (CDP) in Cameron County, Texas, United States. The population was 5,961 at the 2000 census. It is part of the BrownsvilleHarlingen Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Cameron Park is located at 25°58′15″N 97°28′43″W / 25.97083°N 97.47861°W / 25.97083; -97.47861 (25.970707, -97.478659)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) of it is land and 1.64% is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,961 people, 1,269 households, and 1,199 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 9,962.4 people per square mile (3,835.9/km²). There were 1,366 housing units at an average density of 2,282.9/sq mi (879.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 99.05% Hispanic and the .5% White.

There were 1,269 households out of which 69.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 5.5% were non-families. 4.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.70 and the average family size was 4.81.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 43.4% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 13.0% from 45 to 64, and 3.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 101.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $16,934, and the median income for a family was $17,033. Males had a median income of $13,784 versus $12,805 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $4,103. About 58.1% of families and 61.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 66.4% of those under age 18 and 41.9% of those age 65 or over.

Cameron Park is the poorest community of its size or larger in the United States, and is among the top 100 poorest places in the United States.


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